Emmanuel Parisse

Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

Sisi, as a champion of stability, commands the support of Western powers

For Obama, ‘lame duck’ Congress ends on high note

It may have ended in a lame-duck session with Democrats set to lose their majority, but the first US Congress of the Obama era was prolific.

Republicans flex muscle, Obama promises ‘corrections’

Flexing their political muscle, US Republicans have promised a string of investigations into Barack Obama's administration.

Top US democrat under fire over ‘torture’ briefings

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come under fire over whether she has long known about harsh interrogation tactics used in Bush's ''war on terror''.

Total boss under formal investigation

A French judge has placed the chief executive of the Total oil group under formal investigation on suspicion of paying bribes to secure a major gas-field deal in Iran. Christophe de Margerie, who is already under investigation over the Iraq "oil-for-food" bribes scandal, was officially warned of the new accusations on Thursday night after he had spent more than a day in detention.

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